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How to Get Married in California

Marriage License Summary

Issuing Office:
County Clerk
Cost:
$50-80
Waiting Period:
None
Expires in:
90 Days
License Return:
10 Days from Wedding

Applying for the Marriage License

Any unmarried couple, both individuals at least 18 years old, can apply for a marriage license in California. Same sex marriages are recognized.

To apply for a marriage license the couple must appear together, at a County Clerk’s Office. This is the local government office that has jurisdiction over where the marriage will take place. Applicants must bring valid ID (driver’s license, birth certificate, etc.) to confirm their identities.

A California Marriage License has no waiting period before it can be completed and is valid for 90 days.

It costs $50 – 80, depending on the county, to apply for the marriage license.

Completing and Returning the Marriage License

On the wedding day, either preceding or following the ceremony, the couple must present their marriage license to the minister, who must make sure that the license is valid, and that the couple’s information is accurate.

The minister then signs the license, ensuring that it bears any necesarry witness signatures. Once completed, the minister or the couple must return the license to the County Clerk’s office within applicable deadlines.

Where to File for a Marriage License

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Office (County)
Weddings
Address & Contact
105
1106 Madison St Oakland CA 94607
Phone: 510.444.1396 Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
1
99 Water St Markleeville CA 96120
Phone: 530.694.2281
11
810 Court St Jackson CA 95642
Phone: 209.223.6468
22
25 County Center Dr Suite 105 Oroville CA 95965-3375
Phone: 530.538.7691 Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. M-F
13
891 Mountain Ranch Road San Andreas CA 95249
Phone: 209.754.6371
3
546 Jay Street, Suite 200 Colusa CA 95932
Phone: 530.458.0500 Hours: 8:30 – 4:00 p.m. Mon-Fri.
66
555 Escobar St Martinez CA 94553
Phone: 925.335.7900 Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. M-F
5
981 H Street, Suit 160 Crescent City CA 95531
Phone: 707.464.7216
48
360 Fair Lane Placerville CA 95667
Phone: 530.621.5490 Hours: 8AM to 5PM
69
2221 Kern Street Fresno CA 93721
Phone: 559.600.2575
526 West Sycamore Street Willows CA 95988
Phone: 530.934.6412 Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-F
6
825 5th Street 5th Floor Eureka CA 95501
Phone: 707.445.7593 Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
5
940 Main Street Suite 202 El Centro CA 92243
Phone: 760.482.4272 Hours: 9 AM to 4:30 PM M- F
2
168 N. Edwards St Independence CA 93526
Phone: 760.878.0222 Hours: 8:00 am- 5:00 pm M-F
58
1115 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield CA 93301-4639
Phone: 661.868.3588 Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Mon-Fri
15
1400 W Lacey Blvd Hanford CA 93230
Phone: 559.582.3211 Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M – F
6
255 North Forbes St Lakeport CA 95453
Phone: 707.263.2311
2
220 South Lassen St. Suite 5 Susanville CA 96130
Phone: 530.251.8217 Hours: 9 AM – 4 PM M – F
471
4716 East Cesar Chavez Ave Los Angeles CA 90022
Phone: 562.462.2189 Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday
12
200 West 4th Street Madera CA 93637
Phone: 559.675.7720 Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. M – F
31
3501 Civic Center Dr San Rafael CA 94903-5217
Phone: 415.499.6152 Hours: 9:00-4:00 M -F
11
4982 10th Street Mariposa CA 95338
Phone: 209.966.2007 Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm M – F
28
501 Low Gap Road, Room 1020 Ukiah CA 95482
Phone: 707.463.4370
11
2222 M Street, Room 14 Merced CA 95340
Phone: 209.385.7502 Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
204 South Court Street, Basement Alturas CA 96101
Phone: 530.233.6205
6
74 School St., Annex I Bridgeport CA 93517
Phone: 760.932.5530 Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm M – F
78
168 West Alisal Street, 1st Floor Salinas CA 93901
Phone: 831.755.5450 Hours: 8am – 4 pm M-F
29
900 Coombs St Room 116 Napa CA 94559
Phone: 707.253.4247 Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. M – F
24
950 Maidu Ave Nevada City CA 95959
Phone: 530.265.1221 Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm M – F
252
211 West Santa Ana Blvd Santa Ana CA 92701
Phone: 714.834.2500 Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M – F
52
2954 Richardson Drive Auburn CA 95603
Phone: 530.886.5610
3
520 Main St., Room 309 Quincy CA 95971
Phone: 530.283.6315 Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm M – F
190
2720 Gateway Drive Riverside CA 92507
Phone: 800.696.9144 Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm M-F
83
600 8th St Sacramento CA 95814
Phone: 800.313.7133 Hours: 8:00am-4:20pm M-F
6
440 Fifth Street, Second Floor Room 206 Hollister CA 95023
Phone: 831.636.4016
100
222 West Hospitality Ln San Bernardino CA 92415-0022
Phone: 909.387.8334 Hours: M-F 11:00am-2:00pm
258
1600 Pacific Highway, Ste 273 San Diego CA 92101
Phone: 619.237.0502 Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. M – F
124
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place San Francisco, CA 94102-4678
Phone: 415.554.4950 Hours: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm M – F
43
44 N San Joaquin Street Suite 260 Stockton CA 95202
Phone: 209.468.3939 Hours: 8:00am – 4:00pm M – F
69
1055 Monterey St. Suite D120 San Luis Obispo CA 93408
Phone: 805.781.5080 Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M – F
37
555 County Center 1st Fl Redwood City CA 94063-1665
Phone: 650.363.4500 Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm M-F
67
1100 Anacapa St Santa Barbara CA 93101
Phone: 805.568.2250
89
70 West Hedding Street San Jose CA 95110
Phone: 408.299.5669 Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M – F
47
701 Ocean St., Room 210 Santa Cruz CA 95060
Phone: 831.454.2060 Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. M – F
35
1643 Market St Redding CA 96001
Phone: 530.225.5730 Hours: (530) 225-5730
100 Courthouse Square, Suite 11 Downieville CA 95936
Phone: 530.289.3295 Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
8
510 N. Main Street Yreka CA 96097
Phone: 530.842.8084 Hours: 9 AM – 4 PM M – F
34
675 Texas Street Suite 1900 Fairfield CA 94533
Phone: 707.784.7510
85
2300 County Center Dr Suite B-177 Santa Rosa CA 95403
Phone: 707.565.3800 Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M – F
37
1021 I Street Modesto CA 95354
Phone: 209.525.5250 Hours: 8am – 4pm M – F
5
433 2nd Street Yuba City CA 95991
Phone: 530.822.7134
6
633 Washington Street, Room 11 Red Bluff CA 96080
Phone: 530.527.3350 Hours: 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. M – F
11 Court St Weaverville CA 96093
Phone: 530.623.1215 Hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm M – F
30
County Civic Center 221 South Mooney Boulevard Visalia CA 93291
Phone: 559.636.5051 Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM M – F
11
2 South Green Street, 2nd Floor Sonora CA 95370
Phone: 209.533.5573
76
800 S Victoria Ave Ventura CA 93009-1210
Phone: 805.654.3788
7
625 Court St Room B-01 Woodland CA 95695
Phone: 530.666.8130
8
915 8th St Suite 107 Marysville CA 95901
Phone: 530.749.7851 Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M – F

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